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Evenings with History: Judge Henry J. Lemley and the Meaning of Little Rock Desegregation

Historic Arkansas Museum 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR, United States

In February 1958, the Little Rock School Board, under pressure from local businessmen and some of the city’s ruling elite, decided to retreat from their promise to integrate Little Rock schools by filing a lawsuit to ask the federal court to stop integration until 1961. They argued that the violence of 1957 outside and inside […]

Free

Evenings with History – Rethinking the Legend of Petit Jean: History and Memory of French Colonization in Arkansas

Historic Arkansas Museum 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR, United States

The legend of “Petit Jean,” an 18th-century French woman who disguised herself as a soldier to accompany her lover on an expedition to North America, is a beloved piece of Arkansas lore. But is there any truth to the story? What, precisely, are its origins? This talk explores what Petit Jean and legends like it […]

Free